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  • b-glowing20% off skincare orders of $60+ with code 20SKINCARE, ends 10/25.
  • Macy's50% off Benefit Boxes of Powder, ends 10/20.
  • TarteFree Shipping + 17% off almost everything with code HAPPY17, ends 10/20.

Best Beauty Products | September 2017 Report


Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of September, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

I think it’d be fun to go through what we used, purchased, resisted, and so forth each month, here are some questions:

  1. What were your favorites from the last month?
  2. What didn’t impress you?
  3. Did you return anything you purchase?
  4. Or successfully resist temptation?
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

This Week’s Sales for October 2nd, 2017

Retailer Sales/Deals

  • AmorePacificReceive Two Deluxe Samples of Treatment Enzyme Peel and Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque plus Free Shipping with every purchase, ends 2/28.
  • b-glowing27% off beauty editor's picks of $60+ with code BEAUTYPICKS, ends 10/04. 20% off $60+ orders with code BGFALLFLASH, ends 10/04.
  • Benefit (UK)Free delivery on any order over £40 at Benefit, ends 10/03.
  • Bloomingdale's25% off a large selection of items with code FRIENDS, ends 10/09.
  • Bobbi BrownGet 15% off your first order when you sign up for the mailing list with code WELCOME15, ends 12/31.
  • Clarins (Canada)15% off 1 item, 20% off 2 items, 25% off 3+ items, ends 10/03.
  • Coloured Raine10% off with code TEMPTALIA, ends 11/19.
  • DarphinAn 8 Piece Best Sellers Gift with your $100 Purchase with code BEST, ends 12/30. 15% off your first purchase + free shipping on all orders, ends 3/21.
  • DiorReceive a complimentary Dreamskin deluxe miniature with your first Dior.com order with code FIRSTDELUXE, ends 6/01.
  • Giorgio Armani BeautySign up for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Newsletter to Receive 10% off Your First Purchase, ends 1/01.
  • Glossier10% off orders for first-time customers through this link, ends 10/31.
  • Kat Von D BeautyAll shades of Studded Kiss Lipstick for $12, while supplies last or, ends 10/30.
  • Korres15% off your first purchase when you join Korres' mailing list, ends 12/01.
  • LancomeEnjoy 15% off Genifique serum (exclude travel-size, 1 redemption per customer) with code GLOW, ends 10/31.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty15% of your first purchase with code WELCOME15, ends 3/31. Receive a FREE FULL-SIZED highliner and FREE SHIPPING with a $50 Purchase with code HIGHLINER, ends 5/25.
  • OriginsTry 6 Flower Fusion masks of your choice for only $35 (save $7!), ends 12/31.
  • Perricone MD25% off with code F&F2017, ends 10/06.
  • Sephora
    • Receive a FREE Elizabeth & James Nirvana Amethyst and French Grey Fragrance Sample Set with any $25 purchase with code NIRVANA, ends 10/02.
    • Receive a Givenchy Men's Fragrance Sample with select fragrance purchase with code TIMELESS, ends 10/02.
    • Receive a FREE Ouai Hair Oil deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code OUAISLEEK, ends 10/03.
    • Receive a FREE IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye™ Eye Cream deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code FIRMEYE, ends 10/04.
    • 50% off Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks, & Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter, ends 10/04.
    • VIB Exclusive: Receive a FREE OLEHENRIKSEN trial set with any $35 purchase with code GLOWVIB, ends 10/05.
    • Receive a FREE Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code HAIRBUTTER, ends 10/06.
    • Receive a FREE SEPHORA COLLECTION Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code EYEDEFINE, ends 10/07.
    • Free trial-size stila mascara with $25+ purchase with code BOLDLASH, ends 10/08.
    • Urban Decay Moondust palette for $24.50, Tarte Clay Play Palette for $23, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment for $20, ends 10/11.
    • Check out the latest sample codes here, starts 1/01 and ends 12/31.
  • Tatcha4 Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Masks ($95 value) with $150+ orders with code MASKS17, ends 10/08. The Brightening Set for $210 ($348 value), ends 10/15.
  • Ulta2x or 3x points on all purchases, ends 10/14. 50% off Urban Decay Naked Smoky (now $27), while supplies last, ends 10/29.
  • Urban Decay Canada20% off sitewide with code YESPLEASE, ends 10/06.
  • Violet Voss10% off with code TEMPTALIA (except collaborations), ends 12/31.

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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

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Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes 12 powder eyeshadows housed in a plastic tin. Inside, it includes a foam insert that holds the pans in the palette, and it was not particularly secure (if I turned it upside down, the insert and all the pans started dropping out).

I was caught off guard by the brand’s description of this year’s holiday palette, because it made several mentions of the formula being new: “newest innovation” and “unique formula” and “formulated with 25 percent more pigment” and “be the first to try this new formula.” I sent an email off to the brand about whether it truly is a new formula and if/when it would rollout, but upon an attempt to read through ingredient lists, the ingredient lists for M100 (matte black) and ME518 (gold) differed enough that it did seem like a new formula.

The colors, generally, lined up with the shades of the same number in the current Artist Shadow range, but there were new shades here and then the brand snuck in two shades that are actually blushes (matte red and plum). I have to go and do real comparisons for texture for the mattes, but these seemed like they might not be quite as powdery/silky but not to the point where blendability was sacrificed but rather less fallout. The shimmers did feel less dense, not quite as heavy on the silicones. The one shade that seemed to be inconsistent with the same numbered shade in the current range was ME840, as it was noticeably drier and significantly less shimmery/metallic.

Here’s hoping that the new formula is just as good, if not improved as they say, compared to the Artist Shadow one… particularly since Artist Shadow is one of the best formulas on the market, so I’m not even sure why they would change it.

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette